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Mrs Amanda Cole-Heath

Lecturer, Nursing

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.408
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.408  


Amanda is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Amanda is the second year coordinator during semester 1/ 2018, and also enjoys her role as an academic mentor. Amanda is completing her PhD exploring the the 'experiences of families living with depression – a study in narrative'.

Current Teaching

  • NCS2102: Mental Health and Illness.


Amanda has worked as a Registered Nurse for 15 years.She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including; neurosurgery& trauma, respiratory and gastroenterology, ICU, E.D, community adolescent, forensic mental health and clinical facilitation. Amanda is also a Registered Teacher and has a strong interest in education and teaching and learning.

Professional Associations

  • West Australian Association of Mental Health
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • International Family Nursing Association.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Current PhD research area of interest is the 'experiences of families living with depression - a study in narrative'
  • Mental health and illness - individual and family collective
  • Families - chronic condition management, mental health & illness, wellbeing and resilience
  • Forensic mental health
  • Qualitative research - narrative inquiry
  • Mental health workforce preparation & development
  • Education - teaching & learning.


  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, 2016.
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE NSW, 2013.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • A cohort study to inform the development of a strategic intervention to develop EI, student well-being and retention across an undergraduate nursing and nursing/midwifery university program in WA.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole-Heath, A., (2017), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, article in press(article in press), p. 9, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
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